East Oregonian, January 15, 1988
Memorial funeral services for Walney A. Christopher will be held at the Greasewood Finnish Church, 12 miles northeast of Pendleton, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., prior to the memorial services, at Olney Cemetery with vault interment.
Christopher, 86, of Pendleton, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1988, at Delamarter Care Center in Pendleton. He was born Sept. 24, 1901, at Adams, son of Isaac and Sophia Planting Christopher. He farmed most of his life in the Greasewood area north of Pendleton.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty (Mrs. Mervin) Swearingen of Adams; son, Donald of Dallas, Ore.; sister, Marietta Wilsey of Pilot Rock, and a brother, Alvin, of Adams; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greasewood Finnish Heritage Society, c/o Shirley Peterson, Route 1, Box 34, Helix, directly or through Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman